Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Can Online Positive Psychology Exercises Increase Happiness?

  • 21 Mar 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Online Webinar


  • Small fee for our non-members.

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Can Online Positive Psychology Exercises Increase Happiness?

with Myriam Mongrain Ph.D. C.Psych


Thursday March 21, 2013,

1 - 2pm EST


Always free for Members

(To register for free as a member, ensure you are logged into the CPPA website before registering) 

$19.95 for non-members


Research in positive psychology has shown that people can become lastingly happier by making relatively small changes in how they perceive and behave. There is now a wealth of data on the effectiveness of happiness-increasing strategies, including those that are administered online. In this webinar Dr. Mongrain will discuss the effectiveness, and the magnitude of positive psychology interventions when compared to rigorous control conditions. Important questions regarding the ‘therapeutic’ ingredients of these exercises will be posed and a comprehensive model incorporating individual differences will be presented. Based on ongoing research, it will be shown that disagreeable individuals particularly profit from performing acts of kindness, that pessimists have more to gain from an optimism exercise, and that people who treat themselves harshly do better when they practice gratitude. These results provide useful guidelines in the implementation of positive psychology interventions.  



More About our Speaker:

Myriam Mongrain is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at York University.  She is a graduate of McGill University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California at Davis.  She is an active clinician and researcher.  Her research has focused largely on the role of emotional dependence and self-criticism in the occurrence of major depression.  Recently, she has examined the effect of brief positive interventions for the amelioration of mood in those who may be vulnerable to a mood disorder. These interventions focus on growth and resilience and have been administered online to large community samples.  An emerging interest is in compassionate action as an anti-dote to depression.  Dr. Mongrain’s research has been widely disseminated in empirical journals and media outlets. She has won numerous teaching awards and is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.

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